Ellen Baars (BE), marketing, Leopoldsburg

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“I’m used to covering up my tattoos. I work in marketing myself, so I have to. I don’t have a problem with that, I understand for some people, tattoos do make a difference. To be honest if I needed open heart surgery and had a tattooed doctor perform it, I wouldn’t lose my trust in him.”


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“My mom’s tattooed herself, so she doesn’t mind, but my dad isn’t much of a fan of my body art. I kind of wish it was different, because my father knows how I am and how much I love getting tattooed, but on the other hand I can’t blame him for not liking something. I’ll just keep myself as covered up as possible when I’m near him.”


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“Talking about covering up tattoos, I’ve had to cover up two of them myself. With new tattoos! I’m incredibly impulsive when it comes to getting tattooed and I didn’t like what they said anymore. For example, the one in my neck used to say ‘Believe’. Now it’s covered with a big black wolf. Guess I’m not a believer anymore…”


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